Watch: Queen Latifah Stars in ‘Bessie’

HBO has recently released the trailer for the upcoming biopic “Bessie.”

Queen Latifah will be taking on the role of the iconic legendary blues singer Bessie Smith, which chronicles her triumphs, as well as her alleged fair with fellow performer Ma Rainey and her troubles with alcoholism.

Written and directed by Dee Rees, “Bessie” will premiere May 16 on HBO.

Watch the trailer below: